Thursday, 15 September, 2011 - 10:45 - 11:45
In this presentation Verostko outlines sources that dominated his pursuit as an artist for over 60 years. He identifies “form-generating” ideas from early 20th Century pioneers of non-objective art that influenced his pre-algorist work. He illustrates how those underlying concepts shaped his approach to structuring algorithms for creating his art. His presentation illustrates the transition from what he calls “art-mind guiding hand” to “art-mind guiding machine”. By doing so he identifies the power of algorithmic form generators and the unique qualities of form they can yield. This session includes a brief addendum on his 2008 project, the Upsidedown Book and Mural for which he resurrected pre-algorist drawings and transformed them with digital tools.